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Broadfoot

Broadfoot

Broadfoot are a Byron Shire based band doing music that many describe as being like that of the late 60′s and early 70′s.

This is not a conscious effort by the band, they play music that they love, yes they might be influenced by mega musos like Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Small Faces and The Who but they also love jazz and funk and blues – basically anything with soul and good musicianship.

This comes out in their performances, playing predominantly their own compositions, a blend of many of the styles they have absorbed over the years. Some songs are full on groove rock, some are purer in a blues sense, some have a Brazilian latin feel, whilst others combine the lot. Underlying all is a steady rhythmic pulse which tends to grab people in an instinctual way. Feet start tapping, hips start wagging, children dance joyously.

On closer inspection, there is a melodic and lyrical depth which tunes in with the modern psyche. The whole package reminds people of that glory era of 60′s and 70′s music because it has a similar sensibility – not the macho misogynistic tone, but a feeling of ‘hey, this is all a bit too much, lets do this instead – it feels good’. Broadfoot’s music relates more to a lifestyle choice rather than a musical commodity – and this resonates with many audience members. Come and feel it this Sunday at the Channon Market – home of the first North Coast markets.

 

Modanville P & C Association

Modanville P & C Association

Modanville Public School is located between Lismore and The Channon and endeavours to provide all students with comprehensive, quality educational experiences in the academic social and physical domains.  The school aims to create a positive and friendly teaching and learning environment promoting high expectations and positive values.

  The school motto “big enough to excel, small enough to care” reflects this.  Modanville School has dedicated and caring staff members who place an emphasis on literacy and numeracy Positive welfare and personal development programs are incorporated across all key learning areas.  We have a strong parental and community support.  Parents and community members are welcome in our school not only is visitors but is active participants in the quality educational programs we deliver.

 

Funds raised from The Channon Craft Markets will be used to purchase much needed resources for our school.

 

Tim Stokes

Tim Stokes

Tim Stokes is an independent coastal folk and blues singer – songwriter based in Byron Bay. Writing and sharing songs which are positive, thoughtful and uplifting.

He has performed on many stages locally, nationally and internationally after taking a leap of faith from a career as a chef and hospitality professional to sharing his musical artistry.

Since then Stokes has released two studio albums ‘MeXico’ and ‘in life thou art’ and some of his professional highlights have been; performing at Splendour in the Grass, Bello Winter Music Festival, and Mullumbimby Music Festival.

Stokes shares music with a smooth, honest and comforting voice complimenting songs on an acoustic guitar, that oscillate from upbeat celebrations to deep oceanic ballads.

His songs can be poetic images from Tim’s own journey, some songs are journeys in themselves and some of it is just plain fun. He shares songs sewn with hope, love and light, reminding us the “cracks are there for the light to shine in.”

Monkey & The Fish

Monkey & The Fish

Long time Lismore duo Chris Fisher and Marcelle Townsend–Cross, AKA Monkey & the Fish, create a special vocal harmony & presence. Joined by the rhythm section of Johnny Shaw (drums) and George Urbaszek (bass), the Monkey & the Fish Band delivers tight grooves and emotive arrangements.

Performing songs from their recently released album ‘A Place Of Hope’ plus material from previous studio albums, Monkey & the Fish present a unique repertoire with folk, roots and reggae influences. Their latest release won NCEIA Dolphin Awards for ‘Album of The Year’ and ‘Production’ in 2017. Their earlier release also received accolades including ‘Song Of The Year’ for the collaborative work: ‘Bundjalung’.

Engaging and evocative lyrics resonate themes of love and respect for family & the natural world and connect with audiences. Two songs from the new album, ‘Change Is Good’ and ‘Hand In Hand’ were directly inspired through the Bentley Blockade and community opposition to CSG and the fossil fuel industry.

A truly great example of top local musicianship and homegrown creativity. Monkey & the Fish are an articulate and solid sound in the growing chorus for change.

The Channon Rural Fire Service

The Channon Rural Fire Service

Through the tireless work of volunteers, The Channon Rural Fire Service plays a vital role in the local community. Not only defending property against  fires, but also educating  local property owners and, working to help the community be better prepared for fire events.

 

The Dunoon Mens Shed

The Dunoon Mens Shed

The Dunoon Mens Shed is a place for local men of all walks of life to come together every week in a social atmosphere that is supportive of men’s health and wellbeing while giving them the opportunity to get their hands dirty with practical home or community.

Give generously at the gate and support their stall at the main shed to help them fund their work.

No Featured Busker

No Featured Busker

There’s no featured busker this month, but there’s sure to be some talented buskers performing around the market. Come on down and have a wander.  Be sure to put a few coins in the hat of your favourite performer.

Elena B Williams & String

Elena B Williams & String

Elena B Williams & String bring a folk, soul, jazz and blues blend with a coconut roll. Expect Chocolate vocals, electric rhythm guitar, frettless bass and rose violin. A smooth sound session that will make you smile. Having just returned from 7 shows at the Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival, they are ready to bring some love to The Channon.
www.elenabwilliams.com

 

Paul Dorahy

Paul Dorahy

Paul is a Lismore based singer/songwriter with over twenty years of experience playing in many blues, country and roots-music, rock and pop acts.


Paul’s solo repertoire reflects all of those styles; as do his original songs. From old 20s blues classics, through 50s and 60s rock and country and all the decades till the current time Paul has a wide-ranging repertoire. Neil Young, Tom Waits, Paul Kelly and The Stones feature strongly as do pop classics from all eras that you don’t hear all that often. You’ll hear more than regurgitated classic hits!